The stallion selection committee of NRPS recently selected 25 dressage stallions and eight ponies to present themselves at their stallion show on Saturday, April 3 in Lunteren.
The committee included Bert Teunissen (chair), Jan van Beek, Dick Groenewoud, as well as newly chosen member Joyce Lenaerts as a dressage specialist who, for the past two years, has served as an adviser. As a breeder herself, she is the owner of the KWPN-approved Iconic B (Bon Bravour x Jazz) and is a Grand Prix rider herself.
The committee was very happy with the interesting group of 63 stallions presented, from which 33 surpassed the selection criteria. This final selection still needs to be validated through the usual veterinary tests and an examination of the dam to be definitively welcomed to April's stallion show. Thereafter, their first year of covering is assured.
As the spotlight fell on dressage-oriented stallions, one of the favourites of Lenaerts was the four-year-old Montgomery C (Johnson - Vinea elite prestatie D-OC x Ferreo x Silvano), bred and owned by one of BN's long-time correspondents, Claartje van Andel, and is co-owned by Stal van Vliet). Following Montgomery's presentation on the lunge and under saddle with Femke de Laat, Lenaerts said; “This stallion was very convincing in everything, a beautiful long line with a lot of presence, wonderful correct movement technique in his legs, with the right balance and posture.”
Another breeder and owner, Anne-Claire Bongers, was over the moon with her selected home-bred three-year-old Next One ACB (Hero ACB x Dream Boy), by her own approved stallion.
In showjumping, the four-year-old Bokito van de Woestenheide (Brantzau VDL x Dexter R, bred and owned by D. Schaper, co-owned by Corcovado) was also convincing.
Find the complete list of selected stallions at the NRPS-website. (C.v.A.)